United States Seventh Circuit - November 2018 Opinion Summaries

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Courthouse News Service v. Brown

United States Seventh Circuit
Media Law, Constitutional Law
Held that the district court should have abstained from exercising jurisdiction over a lawsuit contending that the First Amendment required the Clerk...
11/13/2018 18-1230

Bunn v. FDIC

United States Seventh Circuit
Contracts, Bankruptcy Law, Banking Law
Held that the receiver for a failed bank, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, did not have to honor a benefits agreement with a bank executive,...
11/08/2018 18‐1907

Hardy v. Berryhill

United States Seventh Circuit
Government Benefits
Revived a benefit applicant's claim that he was entitled to Social Security disability based on a degenerative back condition. Held that the...
11/08/2018 17-3264

Strand v. Minchuk

United States Seventh Circuit
Government Law, Civil Rights
Held that a police officer was not entitled to qualified immunity for shooting a semi‐truck driver in the context of an argument and fist fight over...
11/08/2018 18‐1514

US v. Brixen

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed the denial of a motion to suppress cellphone evidence showing that a man had communicated online inappropriately with a 14-year-old female....
11/07/2018 18-1636

Plaza-Ramirez v. Sessions

United States Seventh Circuit
Immigration Law
Upheld a Board of Immigration Appeals decision denying an alien's application for withholding of removal. He claimed he would face a threat of...
11/07/2018 14-2828

Moore v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

United States Seventh Circuit
Property Law & Real Estate, Banking Law
Held that a homeowner failed to provide evidence of actual injury sufficient to survive summary judgment on his claims that a mortgage servicer...
11/07/2018 18-1564

US v. Bolin

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed a $5,000 additional special assessment on a defendant who pleaded guilty to possessing sexually explicit material involving minors.
11/07/2018 18-2208

US v. Jett

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed the convictions of three men for Hobbs Act conspiracy but vacated their convictions of attempted bank robbery. Remanded for resentencing.
11/07/2018 17-2051

Dvorak v. Granite Creek GP Flexcap I

United States Seventh Circuit
Securities Law, Civil Procedure
Affirmed the dismissal of an investor's lawsuit on procedural grounds. Although the rules of civil procedure gave him a privilege to voluntarily...
11/06/2018 18-1892